ABC Pulls 'Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23' from Schedule, Replaces it With Extra 'Happy Endings' Episodes

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January 22nd, 2013

ABC has pulled Don't Trust The B in Apt. 23 from its schedule and will replace it with an extra episode of Happy Endings starting January 29, per The Hollywood Reporter. this means that two episodes of Happy Endings will air back to back on Tuesdays from 9-10 until March when Dancing with the Stars returns.  There is as yet no word on when or if  the remaining eight unaired episodes of Don't Trust The B will air. This move comes after ABC briefly aired extra, out-of-sequence episodes of both comedies on Sunday from 10-11PM, before yanking them off the schedule due to low ratings.

 
  • ddddddddddd

    Lol. Good. What a terrible show. It was basically a poor man’s 2 Broke Girls.

  • Tyler

    @gerry

    It’s not a hard rule. ‘Til Death is syndicated in LA markets at 81 episodes.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Let’s not forget the ABC Studios side of this co-production. They could pull off a Body of Proof style miracle!”

    True, but let’s wait and see what happens to BoP at the end of *this* season before elevating it to “Til Death miracle” status. ;)

  • Tollis64

    I wanted to like this show but it was just plain stupid! If so many of you liked it why was the ratings SO low?!?

  • MichaelChickless

    First choking in her own vomit, now this. Poor girl can’t get a break.

  • gerry

    @ tyler
    i know its not a hard rule, but it seems to be the rule that nets go by, hard or not. you are making bill’s point that it would take a ’til death’ sort of miracle to get a pick up.

  • Josh Emerson

    I’m disappointed about Apt 23. Really funny show. But I am happy that we will see all episodes of Happy Endings air! Hopefully by some miracle it gets another season.

  • Mike

    @gerry,

    After this season HE will be at 57 episodes.

  • SJ

    @gerry

    Happy Endings will have 57 episodes by the end of this season, which is 31 shy of the “magical” 88. Cougar Town only had four more at the end of last season.

    And can we please stop with the “We don’t know if ABC would have cancelled Cougar Town if TBS hadn’t swooped in” nonsense. OF COURSE they would have, otherwise ABC Studios wouldn’t have even been in negotiations with TBS about the series moving over there weeks before the upfronts!

  • Tyler

    @gerry

    We don’t know what happened with ‘Til Death. We don’t know what happened with Fringe. Or Chuck. We have no idea what the financials/syndication economics look like at that level. ABC Studios doesn’t have any syndicatable comedies (besides Cougar Town, but that’s on cable). Sony will probably lose Rules and Community after this season. That’s the only reason I’m wary to say it’s anything other than a bubble show because we don’t know.

  • Todd

    So the rest of Apt. 23 will be sitting on the shelf with the rest of Better off Ted?

  • AA

    Call me crazy but I still don’t think Happy Endings is dead. Sony wants them syndication dollars.

  • Oliver

    @Ryan Schwartz
    8 Simple Rules was quite a long time ago and was impacted by the death of John Ritter. It was a unique situation.

    @SJ
    We don’t know the details. ABC could have told ABC Studios to shop it around to other networks in the knowledge they could pick it up if no-one wanted it. Ultimately, the TBS pickup was a win/win/win for ABC Studios, ABC and TBS.

    @Bill Gorman

    No-one is talking about a fifth season renewal for Happy Endings quite yet!

  • David Howell

    The only good news for HE here is that it’s outlasted Apt 23 and it’ll rush closer to a syndication miracle by airing more episodes.

  • gerry

    @ SJ – right, and they cancelled cougartown. i don’t watch happy endings but i imagine its pretty funny. so i hope for you guys that it doesn’t get cancelled, but the end seems fairly imminent to me. the saving grace for it is that i could see TBS swooping in again for the save because it does have so many eps already. obviously, apt 23 doesn’t.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “So the rest of Apt. 23 will be sitting on the shelf with the rest of Better off Ted?

    AFAIK all BOT episodes produced are still viewable on Netflix. In fact, I never watched the show when it was alive, and watched them all on Netflix.

  • joel

    Pulling Apt 23 isn’t gonna help. It’s HE that has always been the problem – it’s the lead-in after all. Apt 23 is the better of the two shows.

  • James

    Argh I love both to these shows. Shame on the numbers they pull in. I even caught the Sunday airings despite them being out of sequence. Ah well. I’ll just start grieving now so that I don’t suffer the way I did when Better Off Ted was cancelled.

  • John A

    Little promotion of Dont Trust the B? They promoted those 2 flops constantly before they started. Both shows stink and deserve death.

  • The Cool Max

    No! Apt 23 was a great quirky show! ABC should have kept it in it’s old time slot!

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